NAME: Amanda Smith
SCHOOL: Notre Dame Academy
GRADUATING YEAR: 2017
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Olympic Trials qualifier in 2 events
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'4"- 140 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Dry Ridge, Ky.
PARENTS: Thomas & Julie
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Parents and coaches over the years
FUTURE GOAL: Be in the Olympics
A four-year varsity starter and a swimming Olympic Trials qualifier in two events (100 and 200 backstroke), Amanda is coming off a junior year when she won three regional championships -- the 100 backstroke for the third time), 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay. She was also regional runner-up in the 200 freestyle and was Kentucky state runner-up in the 100 backstroke both of her sophomore and junior years.
Amanda helped the Pandas win an 18th straight regional title and a third straight Kentucky state runner-up finish. She was named 1st team all-NKY, 1st team all-region and 2nd team all-state, and holds three school records.
Amanda also swims for the Northern Kentucky Clippers team and is an academic honors student who is active in community service. She has another talent as well -- she sang the National Anthem to kick off the regional and state swimming tournaments.
Her favorite athlete is Missy Franklin, favorite entertainer is Emma Watson, favorite book is Grendel by John Gardner, favorite movie is Forrest Gump and most-like-to-meet is Eleanor Roosevelt.
Amanda will swim collegiately at the University of Missouri.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Amanda is a versatile swimmer who is a role model both in and out of the pool. She is a great asset to our team."
— Courtney Sorrell, Swim Coach
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